Michelle Shapiro

Human Resources Director

Michelle is the Human Resources Director for the MAYA family of companies. She is responsible for all aspects of human resources including recruiting, benefits, employee relations, and performance management. Michelle has 16 years of experience in a variety of areas in HR, mostly in technology start-up companies. She has worked for organizations who range in size from 20 to 16,000 employees. Most recently, she was with a local nuclear energy company where she earned her Six Sigma Greenbelt.

Michelle enjoys the energetic, passionate and creative nature of those who work at MAYA and aspires to help foster and enhance the positive culture as MAYA continues to grow.


BA Communications, University of Pittsburgh

Places I’ve Lived

Baltimore, MD

Outside of MAYA

You can find me hanging out as much as possible with family and close friends.

Quote That Inspires Me

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
-Alice Walker

Books I Love

I love all kinds of books in different genres. The Harry Potter series sticks out as an all time favorite for its ability to transport me to another world. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is another one of my favorites.

Movies I Love

I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old so comedies are my go-to movies. Blazing Saddles, A Fish Called Wanda, Bridesmaids are some of my favorites.

Earliest Memory of Using Something High-Tech

Growing up we had the video game system Odyssey. My mom only let me play the educational games which is likely the reason I never got into gaming systems.

First Thing I Built

A “house” from a refrigerator box.